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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, June 23, 2005.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).


The Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Brewer presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2130) of Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Winchendon to include the cost of school department retirees’ health insurance as part of the school district’s net school spending [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Education.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to the installation of defibrillators on commuter rail trains (Senate, No. 1884); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing tax credits for employer-sponsored ridesharing benefits (Senate, No. 1896);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to co-sureties (Senate, No. 1855);
Read and under Joint Rule 1F, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

 

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Waltham as the William F. Stanley bridge (Senate, No. 1903);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing the Purple Heart highway (Senate, No. 1930);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Sheffield as the Sheffield Veterans Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 1937); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Dalton to be named after Patrick-John Muraca (Senate, No. 1941);
Severally read and, under Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 895) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases, and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on the Judiciary,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “commending Spencer E. Clough”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Stan ‘Bunky’ Holmes on the occasion of his retirement.”

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Debra Campanile for legislation to penalize the wrongful injury or death of animal companions.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven A. Baddour for legislation to establish an exemption for seniors from proposition 2½ overrides.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Revenue.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven A. Baddour and Brian S. Dempsey for legislation relative to the operation of motor vehicles in the course of a funeral procession.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended, and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again today at two o’clock P.M., in formal session without a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again today at two o’clock P.M.